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Dufur clay target squad prepping for state

DUFUR – The Annie Oakley competition starts with all shooters at the line, then each person takes turns shooting the clay. Fun times and great moments are the reasons why Robert Wallace decided to start the Oregon Clay Target High School program in Dufur.

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Hoylman bringing the storm to Chemeketa

The Dalles senior inks a scholarship deal to play college hoops

Losing three sophomore guards, Chemeketa Community College head women’s basketball coach Kevin McCarrell was on the recruiting trail across the region looking for some reinforcements. He appears to have found one of his answers in The Dalles’ first-team all-league point guard, Kailin Hoylman.

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Dufur, Sherman represent all-state squad well

Kolbe Bales is named 2A/1A Baseball Player of the Year; Field and Justesen on second team

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Huskies have eight players score BMC honors

Winslow, Moe Fields, Martin and Justesen are all on the first team

The Sherman baseball team nearly put up identical numbers from a season ago, with four more league wins, one more win overall, and a quarterfinal state berth, and as a result, eight players picked up Blue Mountain Conference honors, including five first-team winners.

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Ranger standouts end season on league list

Bales named Player of the Year for Blue Mountain champions

Kolbe Bales had an all-time season on the mound, finishing with career-highs in several categories for the Blue Mountain Conference champion Dufur Rangers. In a year of firsts, the Rangers had their high regular season ranking of No. 1 for that final two months, were the No. 1-seeded entering state action, added a program-best 24-2 record, and vaulted to their deepest postseason run in program history, the semifinals.

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TD cheer team is determined on success

Large group may be young, but the fire burns for state title No. 13

For the past two seasons, The Dalles cheer team has used back-to-back runner-up state finishes as building blocks for greater future achievements. The drive to work harder and take that next step is there, more than ever, creating a source of motivation, hunger and desire to succeed as the calendar flips to the 2017-2018 campaign.

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Dufur celebrates its top athletes, students

Bales, Reed and Keever get ‘Ranger of the Year’ honors

In a crowded gymnasium Wednesday night in Dufur, school administrators, teachers, coaches, community members, family and friends shared a lasting moment with students and athletes at the Dufur High School year-end ceremony.

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Dufur stunned by Reedsport comeback

No. 1 Rangers grab 3-1 lead, but take 7-4 semifinal loss

3-1 lead, but the Reedsport Braves stormed back with six runs in the top of the sixth inning, all of those runs coming with two outs, in a 7-4 state semifinal victory Tuesday at Quinton Street Ballpark. “I would say sports is a lot like life. Things don’t always go your way,” said Dufur head coach C.S. Little.

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Hawks have six on all-Columbia River baseball list

Hoffman, Miller and Gonzalez are on first team

Under coach Steve Sugg, The Dalles baseball team won 10 games, finished ranked in the top-25 and clinched a state play-in berth during the 2017 campaign. From last year, the Riverhawks also scored 48 more runs, jumping from 105 to 153, with a team batting average of .303. For those numbers, Johnny Miller (Infield), Jose Gonzalez (Outfield) and Dawson Hoffman (Designated Hitter) had their names called as first-team all-Columbia River Conference winners, Daniel Peters (Outfield) was a second team recipient, and Jordan Wetmore (Pitcher) and Henry Lee (First Base) were honorable mention picks.

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Rangers respond with a blowout victory

Pitching and offense lead the way in a 16-1 romp over UVC

With less than 48 hours to soak in a tough opening-round performance in an 8-5 win over Bandon, veteran leaders on the No. 1-seeded Dufur Rangers knew if they wanted to keep their season going, fundamentals and execution were keys to success against Umpqua Valley Christian.

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TD softball nets CRC honors

Bradford on 1st team; Five on 2nd squad

The Dalles girls’ softball team managed three wins, two in league and still finished one win shy of qualifying for the state playoffs.

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Hull celebrates Illinois journey

Maupin native makes history in Hoop Shoot competition

While Maupin native Jason Hull did not win a national championship, he can take pride in knowing he was one of top-12 free throw shooters across a nation of more than half a million participants between the ages of 8-13.

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Sherman dismantles Kennedy, 11-4

MORO – Forging ahead without injured all-state catcher Bradley Moe Sherman head coach Joe Justesen has had to move players around with hopes of finding the right fit for the stretch run. Since Moe’s injury, the No. 7-ranked Huskies have won four of their last five games, including an 11-4 opening-round state playoff victory Wednesday in Moro against No. 10 Kennedy.

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Dufur vaults to the quarterfinals

No. 1 Rangers drop Bandon, 8-5

No. 1-seeded Dufur learned a valuable lesson from Wednesday’s 2A/1A state opener against 16th-seeded Bandon – if you take anything for granted, it could come back to bite you.

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Riverhawk tracksters give coach hope for the future

Team posts solid marks at 5A state meet held in Eugene

With all but one athlete celebrating a first state track and field meet experience, The Dalles head coach Garth Miller feels that the 2017 campaign is a good first step toward great things to come.


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